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There's Going To Be A Virtual Dog Show And It's All For A Good Cause

There's Going To Be A Virtual Dog Show And It's All For A Good Cause

As the coronavirus outbreak continues to grip the nation, many things in our life are turning virtual - including a dog show that's been set up for a charitable cause.

Thanks to Dog Furiendly - which is an online directory set up to help dog owners find pooch-friendly events, restaurants and retreats across the UK - you can now take part in a digital dog show.

With the ongoing uncertainty for businesses, Dog Furiendly decided to launch Bark Aid - a campaign to help lift spirits and importantly, raise funds for charities in need of desperate support while coping with coronavirus.

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As part of the campaign, Dog Furiendly has partnered with other doggy businesses and will be sharing stories and ideas to improve both physical and mental health as well as hosting virtual events to raise funds.

And one of these events is the very exciting virtual dog show - and to take part, all you need to do is submit photos of your doggo.

All you have to do is decide which category you want to enter your pup into (Credit: Tom Harper Photography)
All you have to do is decide which category you want to enter your pup into (Credit: Tom Harper Photography)

"On Monday 23rd March, we'll be launching a virtual dog show to support communities and raise funds for charities that desperately need support to cope with Coronavirus (COVID-19)," Dog Furiendly explained.

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"What is a virtual dog show I hear you woof? It's very similar to a fun dog show! Instead, you upload photos in a series of fun categories from the comfort of your home with the chance to win rosettes and prizes.

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"Each category will raise funds for a charity in need such as FareShare who redistribute food to frontline charities and Age UK the leading charity for older people. We'll also raise funds and awareness for animal rescue charities who are feeling increasing pressure as the virus spreads."


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Full categories and more details will be announced on Monday, so you can decide exactly which group you want to enter your pup into.

Speaking to Tyla, founder of Dog Furiendly Adele Pember explained: "We all know that this virus is having devastating effects on our society, which means we need to find innovative ways to bring people together to support others

"Events have been cancelled up and down the country that raise crucial funds for charities who are feeling the pressure and supporting the nation through this tough time.

"We're a nation of dog lovers, so many of us will be taking comfort with them and no doubt, cute photos during this uneasy time!

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"So, to lend a helping paw we came up with Bark Aid, a virtual dog show to lift community spirits. We're supporting over 20 charities all who are doing amazing work throughout this time to get our community back up on all four paws. Our tails are wagging to see so many photos!"

Now we just need to decide which category to enter our pup into...

Featured Image Credit: Tom Harper Photography

Topics: Coronavirus, Animals, Dogs

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Lucy Devine

Lucy is a journalist working for Tyla. After graduating with a master's degree in journalism, she has worked in both print and online and is particularly interested in fashion, food, health and women's issues. Northerner, coffee addict, says hun a lot. Get in touch at [email protected]